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London congestion charging, outbound sign
Mariano Gómez, José Burgos, and Jacinto Zamora, collectively known as Gomburza
Damage caused by the 2006 Southern Leyte landslide
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1400 – The body of the deposed king was put on display in London's Richard II Old St Paul's Cathedral, after his death in Pontefract Castle.
date not cited; maybe should be moved to July 16 (date of coronation)
1600 – Italian philosopher , best-known as a proponent of Giordano Bruno heliocentrism and the infinity of the universe, was burned at the stake as a heretic for his denial of several core Catholic doctrines by the Roman Inquisition.
1801 – The U.S. House of Representatives elected Thomas Jefferson as President and Aaron Burr as Vice President, resolving an electoral tie in the .
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1865 – American Civil War: The Union Army ; subsequently a large fire of unknown origin destroyed much of the city.
captured Columbia, South Carolina date not cited
1872 – Three priests collectively known as were executed in Gomburza Manila, Philippines, by Spanish colonial authorities on charges of subversion arising from the Cavite mutiny.
1933 – The American weekly news magazine was first published.
Newsweek refimprove section
1936 – , one of the first modern The Phantom comic book superheroes with the hallmark skintight costume and a mask with no visible pupils, made his first appearance in a daily newspaper comic strip.
1949 – began his term as the first Chaim Weizmann President of Israel.
lots of CN tags
1959 – , the first Vanguard 2 weather satellite, was launched to measure cloud cover distribution.
1973 – The first ever match was played.
OFC Nations Cup unreferenced
1979 – About 120,000 troops of the People's Liberation Army of China crossed into northern Vietnam, starting the .
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1995 – In the presence of the four guarantor countries of the Rio Protocol, Ecuador and Peru signed a peace declaration confirming a ceasefire, leading to the official end of the eleven days later.
Cenepa War refimprove section
2003 – The , a fee that is levied on motorists travelling within designated parts of London congestion charge Central London, came into effect.
Born on this day:
Billie Joe Armstrong referencing issues.
1621 – was elected as the first commander of the Myles Standish Plymouth Colony militia.
1913 – In the U.S. National Guard's 69th Regiment Armory in New York City, the opened, introducing Americans to Armory Show avant-garde and modern art.
1944 – World War II: The United States Navy began , a massive naval air and surface attack against the Japanese naval and air base at Operation Hailstone Truk in the Caroline Islands.
1964 – Gabonese military officers President overthrew Léon M'ba, but France, honoring a 1960 treaty, forcibly reinstated M'ba the next day.
1978 – The Troubles: The Provisional Irish Republican Army detonated a bomb at the near La Mon restaurant Belfast, Northern Ireland, killing twelve people and injuring thirty others.
2011 – Arab Spring: Bahrain security forces on protesters at the launched a pre-dawn raid Pearl Roundabout in Manama, killing four of them, and in Libya, a " " took place with protests across the country against the government of Day of Rage Muammar Gaddafi. Born/died this day: (d. 1849) María de las Mercedes Barbudo · (b. 1893) Wally Pipp · (b. 1958) Karen O'Connor · (b. 1991) Ed Sheeran ·
: February 17 Independence Day in ( Kosovo 2008)
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